Friday, May 15, 2009

Steven P. Pietarila (27 Jun 1971 - 9 May 2009) []

Steven Pietarila, age 37, of Willow Spring NC, passed away peacefully Saturday evening, May 9, 2009 with his family and friends at his side. Steven was born in Olathe, KS on June 27, 1971, the youngest son of Janice and Randall Pietarila. He moved to California in 1980 and graduated from Capistrano Valley High in 1989. He loved music, acting, and art. He met and married Yvette K Pinson in 2006 and they were blessed with a baby daughter, Taylor Grace Linda Pietarila in 2008. Left to cherish his memory are his wife Yvette, infant daughter Taylor Grace, mother Jan and step-father Gary, all of Willow Springs, NC, his brother David and his wife Wendie of Lake Forest, CA, grandmother Wilma Scroggins [39235] and uncle Larry Scroggins [48913] of Girard, KS, uncle Jim Pietarila, aunt Susie Pietarila, and cousins of Olathe, KS. He will also be remembered by his nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters-in-law of CA and OK, and by his treasured friends throughout the country, too numerous to count. The family wishes to express their appreciation to the doctors and staff of Duke University Hospital, especially those of the 9100 and 9300 Cancer wings, for the loving care they provided throughout his journey. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 16, 2009 at the Garner Christian Fellowship, 580 Village Court, Garner, NC. Another Life Celebration will be held in Southern California, date yet to be announced. To view the celebration invitation and RSVP on Facebook, go to to setup a free account and then Search for Steve Pietarila and select the Life Celebration Service Event. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to help care for and raise Steve’s baby daughter or to Duke University Cancer Research Center to help with Sarcoma research. To support Taylor Grace - make checks or money orders to Garner Christian Fellowship, with a separate note indicating that the donation is made in Steven’s name, for the care of Taylor. Mail to 580 Village Court, Garner, NC, 27529. To support Sarcoma research - make check or money order to Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center with a separate note indicating “Gift for Sarcoma research in Steve Pietarila’s name.” Mail to DUMC – 3828, Durham NC 27710. Arrangements by Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Garner

Published in The News & Observer [Raleigh, NC] on 5/15/2009

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